Officially called “Umineko When They Cry: Gold Edition”, this version of the Steam game includes the following new features:
- Full in-game voice acting, featuring an official North American cast approved by original series creator, Ryukishi07.
- A Graphics Update, adding the option to play the game on Steam with graphics from the PS3 games “Rondo of the Witch and Reasoning” and “Nocturne of Truth and Illusions."
- New content directly from Ryukishi07.
Additionally, a fully voiced, dramatized audiobook of the novel, called "Voices of Rokkenjima," will be released as a free podcast series on iTunes.
If the Kickstarter is funded, all owners of the Steam version of “Umineko When They Cry” will have access to the contents of “Gold Edition” as a free update. Depending on the success of the campaign, additional features and new content may also be unlocked.
As a reward for supporting the Kickstarter, backers will be able to obtain new official Umineko merchandise, dependent upon their pledge tier. Depending on the success of the campaign, more merchandise rewards may also be unlocked.
A preview of the dramatized audiobook has been released as a proof-of-concept video teasing the new English cast from the game and the English version of the song "One Winged Bird" ("Katayoku no Tori," by Akiko Shikata).
"VOICES OF ROKKENJIMA" PREVIEW CREDITS
Voice Director: Emily Fajardo
SFX Design: Natalie Van Sistine & Mike Quarrato
Audio Mixing & Mastering: Natalie Van Sistine
Mix Assistance: Emily Fajardo
Script Adaptation: Emily Fajardo & Witch Hunt
Video Motion Graphics: Emily Fajardo
Recorded at Sound Cadence Studios